Students in choral workshop hone their skills

Students in choral workshop hone their skills

Danyelle Nettles already knows she wants to sing professionally. But before ascending to a stage, she’s keeping her feet firmly planted in the classroom. Most ... Read more

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Meet the wastewater team

All interested residents are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the Water and Wastewater System Consolidation Feasibility Project Planning Grant that Franklin ... Read more

  1. Registration set for youth football, cheerleading
  2. Franklin Finance earns GFOA honor two years in a row
  3. City Council celebrates Don Blythe for service

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PDCCC launches new practical nursing program in Franklin beginning fall semester

Although the Southampton Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing will graduate its last class of 14 students in September, the program will still be offered ... Read more

Equipment failure knocks out city power

Equipment failure knocks out city power

A large part of Franklin was without power for approximately 35 minutes on Tuesday morning because of equipment failure. Read more

Challenger emerges for Forbes

Elliott G. Fausz, a democrat from Chesterfield County, has announced his candidacy to challenge Congressman Randy Forbes for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District seat. Read more  | 8 comments

Public can comment on bridge

Before issuing a permit to create a new bridge over the Nottoway River in Courtland, the Army Corps of Engineers has established a public comment ... Read more  | 6 comments

Power restored to nearly everyone

Power restored to nearly everyone

Christina Brinker of O’Berry Church Road was elsewhere when the storm hit Western Tidewater on Thursday morning. Which is perhaps just as well. Read more  | 1 comment

  1. Former head librarian’s memory to go on at Franklin branch
  2. Some people don’t halt for buses  | 3 comments
  3. Fun event planned for children with disabilities
  4. ‘We need certainty’  | 8 comments
  5. Arraignment set for former IW edu. association leader  | 2 comments
  6. Children charmed by bats  | 1 comment
  7. Girl raises $501 to help children with cancer  | 1 comment
  8. Chandler rehired as S.P. Morton principal  | 9 comments
  9. Concert to help Boykins family
  10. Lunch to cost an extra dime in Southampton public schools
  11. VDOT suggests 460 schedule  | 2 comments
  12. SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky
  13. Edna King renamed as school board chair  | 8 comments
  14. Kitten’s bite pains cat lover in more ways than one
  15. Franklin, Southampton approve utility study firms  | 4 comments
  16. Windsor man killed in car crash
  17. Mayor remarks on successful term, while resident is angry about power bill  | 6 comments
  18. Anglers cast out lures on Nottoway, bring back $700 for Area 29
  19. Gospel concert will also benefit scholarship
  20. Clinic receives donation from agricultural company
  21. Sheriff’s Office captures Southampton Meadows burglary suspect  | 6 comments
  22. Sheriff’s Office seeking information on burglary  | 6 comments
  23. Newsoms celebrates Fourth of July
  24. Companies work quickly to restore power
  • Western Tidewater Living

  • Sports

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 Special Olympics is important to a lot of people for many reasons. While ultimately children and adults with intellectual disabilities do compete for ... Read more

    1. Future cheerleaders, football players enjoy youth camp
    2. Southampton Storm Fastpitch to begin 5th season
    3. Matching up with state’s best  | 1 comment


    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 17-19 on the Nottoway below Hercules. The water was clear, normal and 82 degrees. Air temps ranged from ... Read more


    Simply Divine closes its kitchen

    Simply Divine closes its kitchen

    Simply Divine closed its doors this past weekend with no advance warning. Regular customers who would come by Saturday for breakfast or lunch discovered the ... Read more  | 2 comments

    1. Hospital now offering detox program
    2. LOVE is coming back to town


    Local 4-H delegate attends State 4-H Congress at Virginia Tech and earns blue ribbon

    Carmyn Brown, a Southampton County 4-H Delegate, attended the 94th Virginia 4-H State Congress at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, from Monday, June 16 through Thursday, ... Read more

    1. Making the business case for rural America
    2. 4-H camp is a success!

    Our View

    Virginia’s sad chapter

    While it is only in the early stages, the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell has already exposed a dark and nasty side of his ... Read more


    We are on your side, Peanut

    Having wandered amidst you these many years and seen firsthand the noble battle you have continually ... Read more

    Letters to the Editor

    Fair Days: Fun less than a month out

    WOW, in two and a half weeks the best party in Southampton County will start. Yes, I am talking about the Franklin-Southampton County Fair. Read more


    Retired military chaplain enjoying ‘a good and rewarding life’

    Retired Army Chaplain Basil “Buzz” Ballard and his wife, Grace, have traveled so much during their marriage that it’s difficult to remember exactly where their ... Read more

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